[webkit-dev] Implementation thoughts on HTML5 elements

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue Aug 25 23:37:50 PDT 2009

On Aug 25, 2009, at 11:29 PM, Peter Kasting wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 11:21 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
> - new <input> element types
>   These seem generally useful, and we already have some implemented  
> to various extents (search, range, email, url tel). The only concern  
> is the sheer number of date and time controls. 6 of the 13 new input  
> types are for dates or times. Are there real use cases for all 6? Do  
> all 6 exhaustively cover the types of time and date input you may  
> want to do in forms?
> Without commenting on whether the 6 are too many or too few, one  
> nice thing (based on both the spec and Opera's implementation of  
> these) is that the work to implement all 6 looks to not be  
> dramatically more than the work to implement just one.  Therefore  
> concerns can probably remain focused on whether this set meets the  
> real needs of the web, without worrying about implementation  
> difficulty.

I believe I based the concern on whether these types fit the use  
cases, but I can add your comment that extra ones don't seem too hard  
to implement to the people currently investigating the feature.


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